Book Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Book Series: Argeneau #24
Released: 9/20/16 by Avon
Pages: 384 Price: $7.99 Paperback
Links: Goodreads, Author’s Site
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss for an honest review.
In a sizzling new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, an impulsive rescue pairs a sexy immortal with the woman made to be his for eternity.
Abigail Forsythe’s life hasn’t been easy lately. Still, if there’s one thing guaranteed to take her mind off an empty bank account and abandoned dreams, it’s a naked man locked in a plane’s cargo hold. A very big, incredibly gorgeous naked man. And when instinct prompts her to free him, Abigail must rely on this stranger for survival…a stranger who leaves her thrumming with need every time they touch.
Tomasso Notte knows he’s found his life mate in Abigail. Now he just has to hold on to her. They’re miles from civilization, hunted by his kidnappers. Abigail has no idea of Tomasso’s abilities, or of how intensely pleasurable their unique connection can be. But he’s about to show her, beginning with one wild, hot, immortal night…
While I adore this series, there will always be books I LOVE and few I dislike (like one so far) and some I feel ambivalent about. This is one of the latter. It isn’t that I didn’t enjoy reading this piece of the Argeneau world it just wasn’t my favorite. Still devoured it in a day, doesn’t that make you feel like a total bad-ass, but I just couldn’t connect with Tomasso and Abigail. Sorry. Still glad I read it and will be picking up my own copy to keep once it hits the shelves. To complete my collection!
So what was up with this book? What didn’t work for me. I’m thinking it might be a case of I should have read something else between the last vampire book and this vampire book. The two series I read were vastly different from one another. One dark and heavy and this one light and fun. Both are styles of stories I enjoy but I might have enjoyed this one better if I had read a sci-fi in between. Live and learn, I guess. The insta-romance really stuck out to me and while I accept it in this premise I wish their coming together had a little more foreplay. The first half of the book just didn’t gel with me but the second half picked up quite a bit and I loved the ending. I really think it was just I didn’t care for Tomasso and Abigail because once the other characters joined the story I became more invested.
This one takes place over the same time-frame as the last two books and we are still dealing with this mystery doctor that is kidnapping Immortals. We learn quite a bit more about his plans and even get to meet him at the end of this book. I am intrigued about this story line and hope we get to the meat of this plot in the next book. We also have a new human, Jet, added to the world and who will probably be one of Marguerite’s new match-making victims soon. I missed her in this book and look forward to her return.
Bottom line I’m glad I read this book. Was it my favorite in the series, no. Still enjoyable and if you are a fan of the series I would not skip it as you will miss a vital piece of the puzzle with this kidnapping plot. If you are new to this world, please, give it a try! This series is a lot of fun and quick reads that will definitely keep you entertained. I would start at the beginning though and with this being book 24 you will have lots of enjoyable reading hours ahead of you as you follow the sometimes outrageous plots and the more suspenseful ones that make up the Argeneau series.
My Rating: 3 Stars